Written Answers. - Dublin Sub-Post Office.

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asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (1) the number of months that have elapsed since the closure of the sub-post office in Northside Shopping Centre, Dublin; (2) the reasons for the delay in returning the sub-post office to this centre; and (3) when he intends to appoint a postmaster and restore the post office facilities to this area.

The sub-post office in Northside Shopping Centre, Dublin, has been closed for eight months. The closure was due to the lack of a suitable candidate for the vacant position of postmaster. I expect, however, to be in a position to make an appointment as postmaster at an early date.